Short stories and poems

small shoreline

My story ‘Lowland Clearances’ (a little bit SF, a little bit satire) is in this special edition of Shoreline of Infinity, produced in partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.






cafe review

Two unpublished poems by me, ‘The (indirect) evidence for dark matter as inferred from the higher-than-predicted speed of galaxy rotations’ and ‘On the latest discovery of an exoplanet’, are included in this special Scottish edition of The Café Review, edited by Christine de Luca and Steve Luttrell.






Ho3 poems

About twenty of my poems (including both previously published and unpublished ones) are included in this new anthology from House of Three, edited by Kevin Cadwallender and Annie Kelly.



umbrellas of edi


I’ve got two poems, ‘Nowhere special’ and ‘Getting lost in the physics department at Kings Buildings’ in ‘Umbrellas of Edinburgh‘, an anthology of poetry inspired by Edinburgh from Freight Books, edited by Russell Jones and Claire Askew.






I’m one of the poets included in the recent anthology of new Scottish poetry Be the First to Like This, edited by Colin Waters and published by Vagabond Voices. You can hear me reading some of these poems on Scottish Poetry Library’s soundcloud stream.






Three of my flash fictions are in the Cooked Up anthology of short stories inspired by food, published by New Internationalist.







Some of my poems are in the science fiction poetry anthology Where Rockets Burn Through, published by Penned in the Margins. And they are part of this Nature podcast.







My poem about Laurel and Hardy (and Einstein and Bohr) is in the Double Bill anthology published by Red Squirrel.





I’ve had short stories and poems published in lots of online and print magazines:

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